Welcome to Windows 10

Finally beat the July 28th deadline for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Made backups with Macrium Reflect first.  Paid for that one, got rid of the perpetually flaky Acronis.

Both machines (Intel Core Duo 2Ghz dual-core and old AMD dual core) upgraded successfully. AMD box slow, but it worked, with install apps and files in place. A little juggling the start menu to lose the junk, and we are back in biz.

A potential issue came up where the audio was crackling.  One post suggested the LatencyMon app from Resplendence Software.   Way cool. Said I had serious latency issues and could not host real-time software – like audio. Duh.

This post, Speakers Crackling since Windows 10 update, suggested I reinstall the old audio driver.  Not trying that yet.

Ultimately, this YouTube video, How to FIX Windows 10 Audio/Sound Problem , worked by running the non-low-power power profile. Not sure why that matters – tries to starve the CPU? Seems to work.

Then I replaced the CPU with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3Ghz from eBay for $65. Windows 10 rebooted and barfed a few times; I had to reset the BIOS to even have Windows 10 detect the new CPU. Then I had an issue with the CPU fan, but I think that was related to the dust buildup. 5 minutes with the compressor outside cleaned it out, and using the great HWMonitor program,  cores are running 100-110F. Not bad. The machine runs very smoothly with the new two cores, for very little coin.

A New WordPress Install

Get the storage folder; redirect the domain there;

Get the code into the target dir:
$ svn co http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/2.9 .

Copy wp-config.php
$ cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Get new secret keys:

Edit wp-config.php
$ vi wp-config.php
Change dbname, hostname, password.
Change 4 secret key lines to above lines.

Run config:

Set up the profile pages; add default user;

Install Atahualpa Theme and configure.

  1. Download zip into blog base dir using wget or ftp,
  2. $ /blog > unzip atahualpa344.zip -d ./wp-content/themes

More Info:
Installing using Subversion (WordPress Codex)
Installing WordPress (WordPress Codex)
Updating WordPress using Subversion (WordPress Codex)